October 2012 Archives
Wednesday October 31, 2012
Before Twilight and Buffy, there was Dracula.
While Bram Stoker's 19th century novel of the same name is a work of fiction, its title character is loosely based on real life Romanian General Vlad Tepes, better known as Vlad the Impaler.
CBC's Josh Lynn put together this tale of a Thunder Bay history buff who visited one of the landmarks associated with the "real" Dracula.
Tuesday October 30, 2012
We meet a Thunder Bay couple who are riding out the superstorm in a hotel in Newark, NJ. It's not quite the vacation they'd been planning.
Monday October 29, 2012
The HMS Bounty is a casualty of Hurricane Sandy, sinking in the waters off North Carolina. We speak with a Thunder Bay woman who sailed on her twice, most recently this summer.
Thursday October 25, 2012
Kwae Kii Win is a managed treatment facility where people with severe alcohol addictions are given controlled doses of alcohol in a supervised environment.
It's operated by Shelter House Thunder Bay. CBC's Josh Lynn paid a visit to the centre's grand opening today.
Wednesday October 24, 2012
New census data came out today. It shows the number of people in Canada who don't speak English or French as their mother tongue is increasing.
However, Thunder Bay isn't part of the trend. Here, the proportion of people with English or French as their first language is up, while other mother tongues are on the decline.
With one exception - the number of Ojibway speakers has increased.
We reached Chris Southcott at Lakehead University to talk about the trend. He's a professor in the department of sociology there.
Tuesday October 23, 2012
The Canadian Bar Association is adding its voice to those calling on the federal Department of Justice to launch an inquiry into the issue of missing and murdered aboriginal women.
The association wants the government to work with it, and with aboriginal communities, to learn more about the underlying factors that may have contributed to the disappearance of these women.
Aimee Craft chairs the bar association's National Aboriginal Law Section. Here's her conversation with Voyage North host Cathy Alex.
Monday October 22, 2012
The Thunder Bay-based online comic series "Welcome to Hereafter" is celebrating it's 150th update today. Creator Bry Kotyk chats with Voyage North's Cathy Alex.
Friday October 19, 2012
We hear how a repeated act of vandalism at one Thunder Bay nightspot has it's owners waving a white flag, and how it's going to make the men's washroom there...a little more drafty.
Thursday October 18, 2012
A house that exploded earlier today in Thunder Bay caused quite the commotion in a North-side neighbourhood. The CBC's Jeff Walters has been up since early this morning following this story, and he brings us the latest.
Wednesday October 17, 2012
We hear how the loss of Quality Market affect people who regularly bought their groceries there.
The closure of the stores may create "food deserts" - a large urban areas where it's tough to buy food.
Wednesday October 17, 2012
Voyage North's Josh Lynn stopped by a job fair happening at Silver City Cinemas in Thunder Bay today. Nearly 40 employers were there to accept resumes and answer questions. Josh sat down with one of the job seekers to see how the search is going.
Tuesday October 16, 2012
Have you got a wonderful idea for a book rattling around in your head?
We meet the man who specializes in helping people in this part of the province access funds so they can spend more of their time typing and less trying to make ends meet.
Monday October 15, 2012
Come from behind victories are the stuff of sports legend. But it's hard to make a combeack when your down 79 to nothing. Especially in football, where the score almost never gets that high.
But those were the odds facing the Superior Gryphons high school senior football team this weekend in Thunder Bay. They were playing the Churchill Trojans. Sadly, there was no story book ending. The final score was 79-nothing.
Warren Nieckarz coaches the Gryphons. We reached him at football practice, to assure us what really matters is how you play the game.
Monday October 15, 2012
Hundreds of medical professionals paid a visit to Thunder Bay last week for the international Rendezvous 2012 conference. They spent their time soaking up PowerPoint presentations full of research results and meeting with their peers. But they also learned how to lighten up. The CBC's Josh Lynn brings us the story of how laughter may be the best medicine for doctors too.
Thursday October 11, 2012
We hear from Mary Johnston. She's a presenter at the Rendezvous 2012 medical conference happening in Thunder Bay this week. She talks to Voyage North host Cathy alex about meshing motherhood with rural medicine.
Wednesday October 10, 2012
After months of speculation, the preferred location for Thunder Bay's proposed events centre was announced today. Our city hall reporter Jeff Walters brings us the details.
Tuesday October 9, 2012
The province is introducing changes to give pharmacists the power to offer some services you'd usually get at the doctor's office. We hear more about the changes from a pharmacist in Thunder Bay.
Friday October 5, 2012
Voyage North broadcasted live from the Thunder Bay Boys and Girls Club this week. It's right in the heart of the Windsor/Picton/Blucher neighbourhood. Cathy Alex chats about the area with Community Action Group organizer Alana King and Red River Ward Councillor Brian McKinnon.
Thursday October 4, 2012
One year ago today Laura Darby and her Ministry of Natural Resources colleague Dan Morrison were surveying wildlife in the bush, about 90-minutes north of Thunder Bay.
The two had just split up so they could walk their separate quadrants and record what they saw.
As Darby explains to Voyage North's Cathy Alex, she had no warning she was about to be attacked, and seriously injured by a large male black bear.
Tuesday October 2, 2012
Learning independence. Learning to love the outdoors. We hear from one woman who says that cuts to the Ontario Ranger program means young people will be losing out.
Tuesday October 2, 2012
Sinking baskets to raise money, and hope. That's the goal of Brandon versus Evergreen.It's a special event happening this Friday afternoon, October 5th at Minnesota Park in Thunder Bay. It's a fundraiser for the city's flood relief committee. Voyage North host Cathy Alex spoke with organizer Brandon Walker.
Monday October 1, 2012
One of the two men accused of forcibly confining and sexually assaulting a teenage boy in Nova Scotia is in custody today (mon) in Geraldton. Forty-seven year old David James Leblanc was arrested last night near Longlac. Leblanc and 31 year old Wayne Alan Cunningham are alleged to have assaulted a 16-year old boy over a period of two weeks. Jack Julian is a CBC reporter in Halifax. He's been following the story, since news of the boy's escape and ordeal first became public. He spoke with host Cathy Alex.
- November 2012
- Fri., 30 – The Movember kid
- Thu., 29 – Elementary school strike looms
- Wed., 28 – Moods of the Giant
- Tue., 27 – Laid-off workers start job hunt
- Mon., 26 – I'm ready for my close-up
- Thu., 22 – Tackling hospital bed gridlock
- Wed., 21 – Reaction to Fort Frances mill shutdown
- Wed., 21 – Madchild
- Tue., 20 – A silver lining
- Mon., 19 – Gravelle discusses cancer diagnosis
- Mon., 19 – Dog-bite victim's mother talks about attack
- Fri., 16 – VIA Rail
- Thu., 15 – Kathleen Wynne
- Wed., 14 – Becoming debt free
- Tue., 13 – Flamenco Caravan
- Mon., 12 – Serious inquires only
- Fri., 9 – A mother remembers
- Thu., 8 – Burning out
- Wed., 7 – Back to Our Roots Gathering
- Tue., 6 – Lace up your skates
- Mon., 5 – Ontario immigration strategy
- Fri., 2 – Untangling the lines
- Thu., 1 – Possible Worlds
- October 2012
- Wed., 31 – Dracula's castle
- Tue., 30 – Stranded by Sandy
- Mon., 29 – HMS Bounty
- Thu., 25 – Kwae Kii Win
- Wed., 24 – Thunder Bay becoming less multilingual
- Tue., 23 – Another voice
- Mon., 22 – The big 150
- Fri., 19 – A divisive issue
- Thu., 18 – House explosion
- Wed., 17 – Quality Market closure impact
- Wed., 17 – Coming attractions
- Tue., 16 – From paperwork to page turner
- Mon., 15 – It's not whether you win or lose
- Mon., 15 – Laughter is the best medicine
- Thu., 11 – Dr. Mom in smalltown
- Wed., 10 – The results are in
- Tue., 9 – Pharmacists will offer more services
- Fri., 5 – Talking Windsor/Picton/Blucher
- Thu., 4 – One year later
- Tue., 2 – Ontario Ranger cuts
- Tue., 2 – Brandon versus Evergreen
- Mon., 1 – Geraldton Arrest
- September 2012
- Fri., 28 – Calming the Monster
- Thu., 27 – Mining study
- Thu., 27 – Ukrainian dancing in just 90 minutes
- Wed., 26 – Just Another Hat Trick
- Tue., 25 – Thunder Bay man fought off bear with knife
- Fri., 21 – Immigrant
- Fri., 21 – School Garden Tour in Thunder Bay
- Thu., 20 – A difference in opinion
- Wed., 19 – Al Hackner
- Tue., 18 – Human rights complaint
- Mon., 17 – Mitomics layoffs
- Fri., 14 – ROTFL
- Thu., 13 – Whooping Cough in Thunder Bay
- Wed., 12 – Hotel announcement
- Tue., 11 – Guess who's coming to dinner...
- Mon., 10 – Dying for an Education
- Fri., 7 – Walking Together: Sharing Our Journey
- Thu., 6 – Preventing crime through design
- Thu., 6 – The Physics of Video Games
- Wed., 5 – Party's over
- Tue., 4 – Out of control party
- August 2012
- Fri., 31 – Northern Policy Institute
- Thu., 30 – Nishnawbe Aski Nation Food Symposium
- Tue., 28 – Teachers rally
- Mon., 27 – AMO Convention
- Thu., 23 – Bio-Energy Learning and Research Centre
- Mon., 20 – Thunder Bay deer hunt safety
- Mon., 20 – Run for Epilepsy
- Fri., 17 – Wax Philosophic Beach Party
- Thu., 16 – Nancy Hutchison
- Wed., 15 – Zombie makeup tips
- Tue., 14 – Tiff Ginn and Bill Poss
- Mon., 13 – Palliative care researcher honoured by city
- Fri., 10 – Classic Roots
- Thu., 9 – Real rock music
- Wed., 8 – From the hockey rink to the ball diamond
- Thu., 2 – Campfire Stories of Northwestern Ontario
- July 2012
- Mon., 30 – After the Flood, The need continues...
- Fri., 27 – Have poles, will travel...
- Thu., 26 – Interwoven Roots
- Thu., 26 – War of 1812 redux...
- Tue., 24 – Police chief talks crime stats
- Mon., 23 – Under construction
- Mon., 23 – Superior Outdoors Magazine 5th anniversary
- Fri., 20 – A Century of Sisu
- Fri., 20 – Greenbank Returns
- Thu., 19 – Wax or Music?
- Thu., 19 – Itchy Swimmers Want to Know
- Thu., 19 – One in a Thousand
- Thu., 19 – Pole Walk Thunder Bay
- Wed., 18 – Pioneer Camp Rocks!
- Tue., 17 – AFN Leadership Advice
- Tue., 17 – In Defense of Local Food
- Tue., 17 – The Road Well Travelled
- Tue., 17 – Clean Diving
- Fri., 13 – New LU Students get an EDGE
- Thu., 12 – Burgers for Beagles
- Thu., 12 – Music for the Masses 2012 unveiled
- Wed., 11 – The Colour of Ambition
- Tue., 10 – Music for the Masses 2012 unveiled
- Mon., 9 – Thunder Bay Blues Festival 2012 Wrap-up
- Fri., 6 – Eagle vs. Sparrow
- Fri., 6 – MonkeyJunk
- Thu., 5 – Terrace Bay mill buyer
- Wed., 4 – Elizabeth McWeeny
- Tue., 3 – Parental custody across borders
- Tue., 3 – Playhouse challenge
- June 2012
- Fri., 29 – Tornado Medical Systems closure
- Thu., 28 – Getting up to speed
- Thu., 28 – Margie Taylor book launch
- Thu., 28 – Elsie Macgill
- Tue., 26 – Past due?
- Mon., 25 – Building a relationship
- Fri., 22 – Safe cycling for adults
- Fri., 22 – Movies return to Dryden
- Fri., 22 – Celebrating 25 years as a Lutheran Pastor
- Thu., 21 – National Aboriginal Day
- Wed., 20 – Flooding in Duluth
- Mon., 18 – Eye on the sky
- Fri., 15 – Greenbank Trio
- Thu., 14 – Sleeping Giant Brewing Company
- Thu., 14 – Sticker shock
- Wed., 13 – Changing the discussion...
- Wed., 13 – Kim Churchill
- Tue., 12 – Zoe Whittall
- Mon., 11 – Breathing new life into balloon animals...
- Mon., 11 – Building a living, green, roof
- Fri., 1 – Coordinating flood assistance
- May 2012
- Thu., 31 – State of emergency day four
- Thu., 31 – Volunteers help East End flood victims
- Wed., 30 – Down the drain
- Tue., 29 – From Down Under to the Lakehead
- Mon., 28 – The big pump-out
- Fri., 25 – Dorothy Chambers celebrates her 90th
- Thu., 24 – Whalen Building has rich history
- Wed., 23 – Creating a positive workplace
- Tue., 22 – Teens plea guilty
- Tue., 22 – Garnet Rogers
- Fri., 18 – Experimental Lakes Area funding cut
- Fri., 18 – Walk on the wild side
- Fri., 18 – Forest of Reading
- Thu., 17 – New developments in restaurant outbreak
- Wed., 16 – More than just rocks
- Wed., 16 – A hot story....
- Tue., 15 – The ghost of meetings past...
- Mon., 14 – "They're going to have to kill me..."
- Mon., 14 – Sasquatch likely done with politics
- Fri., 11 – Biwaase'aa out of funding
- Thu., 10 – Environmental assessment changes
- Thu., 10 – Claire Tacon and Jamella Hagen
- Wed., 9 – Cliffs VP explains decision
- Tue., 8 – Wilderness Quest
- Mon., 7 – Math and art
- Fri., 4 – Rock the Park!!!
- Fri., 4 – Screening for skin cancer
- Thu., 3 – Mac's Mural
- Wed., 2 – Folklore Festival
- Tue., 1 – Municipal Golf Course
- April 2012
- Mon., 30 – "You Know Me, I Ride a Bike"
- Fri., 27 – Ruling centre ice
- Thu., 26 – Cleaning up graffiti
- Wed., 25 – Perseverance
- Tue., 24 – Self-reliance in Ottawa
- Mon., 23 – Going it alone
- Mon., 23 – Collateral Damage recognized
- Fri., 20 – Friend Me
- Thu., 19 – Ignace High School wins unforgettable prize
- Wed., 18 – My Neighbour - Our Community
- Tue., 17 – Dudley Hewitt Cup
- Mon., 16 – Winter's encore
- Mon., 16 – Local Sea Cadet remembers Vimy Ridge
- Fri., 13 – Throwing a Curve
- Thu., 12 – Think Pink
- Wed., 4 – Subway saviour
- Tue., 3 – Bannock battle royale
- Mon., 2 – If I had a million dollars...
- Mon., 2 – The gift of finely crafted seating
- March 2012
- Fri., 30 – An aborginal approach to coaching
- Fri., 30 – The View from the Seventh Sky
- Thu., 29 – Reading, writing and... running?
- Thu., 29 – Exploring Thunder Bay's urban forest
- Wed., 28 – The #story continues....
- Fri., 23 – This might hurt a little bit ...
- Tue., 20 – On thin ice
- Mon., 19 – Poor Young Things
- Thu., 15 – Bike Racks for Business
- Mon., 12 – Lake Superior Through the Ages
- Fri., 9 – Thunder Bay Drug Strategy priorities
- Thu., 8 – Point North
- Wed., 7 – Climate change in the north
- Mon., 5 – The sweet spell of success
- Mon., 5 – Labouring Finns
- Mon., 5 – Uncovering the real Jann Arden
- Thu., 1 – Wilson Cup Final Four
- February 2012
- Wed., 29 – Thunder Bay's Mini Science Festival
- Thu., 23 – Next steps for Sandy Lake after school fire
- Wed., 22 – Selling crime prevention
- Mon., 20 – OxyContin phase-out raises concerns
- Fri., 17 – Arts Fiesta
- Tue., 14 – The Circulation of Fluids
- Fri., 10 – What's a Physician Assistant?
- Wed., 8 – Escape to Reality in the Garden
- Mon., 6 – The Men's Club
- Fri., 3 – Serena Ryder
- Thu., 2 – Cop's eye view
- January 2012
- Tue., 31 – The Syringa Tree
- Fri., 27 – Thunder Bay's guitar doctor
- Mon., 23 – Nick Sherman talks about his new album
- Fri., 20 – Greenstone says goodbye
- Fri., 20 – North Spirit Lake Chief visits crash site
- Wed., 18 – Playing Possum
- Fri., 13 – Thunder Bay film festival needs new home
- Thu., 12 – Printmaker Brian Holden
- Wed., 11 – Marina Nemat talks Canada Reads
- Mon., 9 – Mac's Mart employee speaks out
- Fri., 6 – Killin' it! with Paul Crik
- Fri., 6 – Ocean City Defender
- Tue., 3 – A micro-brewery for Thunder Bay
- December 2011
- November 2011
- Wed., 30 – Tom Hargadon bids farewell to $600 moustache
- Tue., 29 – Dr. Jonathan Balcombe talks animal pleasure
- Fri., 25 – Tracing the Columbia
- Thu., 24 – 4-time Gold Medalist Robbi Wheldon
- Mon., 21 – A conversation with Randy Bachman
- Mon., 21 – Lakehead University gets an equestrian team
- Wed., 9 – Thunder Bay immigration forum
- Mon., 7 – Dr. Kristofer Helgen
- Tue., 1 – Matthew Good
- October 2011
- September 2011